First broadcast date: 22 February 2017
Lexis (Music Is My Sanctuary) is surveying the Canadian scene and alternating between Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver with through a series of shows.
During this special Lexis travels to Toronto (recorded at the DIAS gallery) to host a few of the city’s most important artists and music heads. This special four hour is filled with plenty of new productions, interviews and mixes.
New production and interview with Jesse Futerman
Session and interview with Nick Holder
Lido Pimienta feature
Mix and interview with Skratch Bastid
Mix and interview with Aki (Cosmos Records)
Lexis is the founder of the Music Is My Sanctuary website and collective. For the past 15 years, Lexis has been a pillar of the Montreal scene, and has toured internationally.
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Canadian-based producer Elaquent is certainly no rookie in the thriving beat scene, known for his smooth, soulful style and off-kilter, neck-break beats.
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Lido Pimienta jumps back and forth from electronic beats, analog synths and Afro-Colombian rhythms to chanting – one of the most prolific song-writers, lyricists and improv virtuosos of her generation.
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For 15 years, Canada’s own Skratch Bastid has been spreading his skills and name around the world, one sweaty crowd at a time. He first started at DJ competitions like DMC, ITF, and Scribble Jam, and has now become a show favourite.
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Nick Holder is a DJ & producer from Toronto, Canada and the owner of DNH Records. One of the most respected producers in the history of underground house music, Holder’s recordings span a sound range from deep disco vibes, to minimal Chicago-style house.
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Toronto stalwart Jesse Futerman is a producer on the rise – he has tracks out on labels such as Jus Like Music, Church (One For Falafel King) and Local Talk’s OneOffs.
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Aki (Cosmos Records)
Aki is the founder of the legendary Cosmos Records, a vintage vinyl record store located in downtown Toronto. Open since 1998, it has grown into 3 locations, Cosmos EAST, Cosmos WEST, and Cosmos LONDON (UK).
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